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Old 03-12-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Small bulb in the headlight housing ??

Last weel I put on some ecodes, and added silverstar ultras......I noticed some small bulbs wired in next to the main headlight lamp.........I dont think it is the DRL, I thought those were used the regular lamp. so any ideas what these small bulbs are supposed to do ? they look factory to me. These are in a 1995 900 se covnertible.

Also when I removed the corner lights I noticed the harness has Two plugs for lights, but the housings only have one socket hole ? What gives there ???
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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the small bulb is a city light..

id post a pic but photobucket appears to be down



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https://www.saablink.net/forum/showth...ht=city+lights

I believe has some fun info on the city lights.

Like how you can put different colored lights in as subtle little accents I think it's a 194 bulb, if I recall correctly.
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Also when I removed the corner lights I noticed the harness has Two plugs for lights, but the housings only have one socket hole ? What gives there ???
Also, the stock corner light housings have a slot for a backup light / reverse light that (oddly enough) comes on when you shift to reverse to help with lighting up the area around the front so you don't swing into something in the dark. E-codes don't have those slots. If you want, you can maybe use a dremmel to cut out the slot (I think there's an outline on the housing for where it should be) and stick the light bulbs in there, but most people with e-codes just leave that spot empty.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:33 PM   #6
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I just put a set of PIAA Hyper Dimple Super white LEDs in mine. That's easily the dumbest name I've ever heard for a light bulb, but they're pretty bright and are nice and white, not blue or yellow at all. I've had a couple pairs of cheap Chinese-made LEDs from eBay in there and the heat's fried them in a matter of months, so I'm hoping the PIAAs will last a little longer.
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I think it's a 194 bulb, if I recall correctly.
Yup 194, 168, the "peanut bulbs"
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Ok, thanks for all the info.....how do you just turn on the "city lights"......I thought maybe they would come on when the switch is just in the parking position......but my headlights turn on when the parking lights are on
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It's a tech II setting change. Have to change the lights over to euro mode if I remember correctly.



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It's a tech II setting change. Have to change the lights over to euro mode if I remember correctly.
yessum.. that is keee-rect..!
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mines not in euro mode.

i put the headlight switch in the middle, and have my DRL's out.



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^^ That sounds like Euro mode to me.

AKA lighting option 1, I think?
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mines not in euro mode.

i put the headlight switch in the middle, and have my DRL's out.
Your headlights would still be on at that point, it's in euro.

There is also an option set that allows your fog lights to be on at the same time as your parking lights. With this setting they should stay on with your high beams as well.
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our cars are very programable, find a saab dealer/mechanic with a tech ll device. and have them change options for you, they might charge like 20 bucks but its worth it.

http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/9-5aeroprog.html

hopes this helps you, did for me! and i had my car switched over to euro mode.

Daytime Running Lights:
Controlled by presence/absence of fuse 35 (not a Tech II option). This dictates the behavior of the lighting system when (a) the car is on, and (b) the light switch is in the leftmost (off) position. With fuse 35 present, the lighting is the same as with the switch in the middle position (see below for details). With fuse 35 absent, no lights are turned on.

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There are several options, but only two are described on the bulletin boards: option 1 ("Euro") and option 3 ("US"). They differ only in the behavior of the lights when the light switch is in the middle position, as follows:

Option 1 ("Euro"): Parking lights and city lights. (City lights are the tiny 7 watt bulbs next to the main lights.)
Option 3 ("US"): Parking lights and (if the car is on) low beam headlights at reduced brightness. (Xenon headlights cannot reduce brightness, so full low beams are used in cars with Xenon headlights.)
Some other notes on lighting behavior:

On cars with Xenon headlights, the halogen lamp inboard of the Xenons is used only when the driver pulls the turn signal lever to flash the headlights while the headlights are otherwise off and Daytime Running Lights are disabled.
There is no way to get full headlights to stay on when the car is off (except for the brief "Follow Me Home" feature, see below). Parking lights stay on with the car off if the light switch is in the middle position.

Fog lights:
Option 1 ("Euro"): fog lights can be on when light switch in middle or right position, including when high beams on
Option 3 ("US"): fog lights can be on only with light switch in right position, and only when low beams selected

"Follow Me Home" feature:
When turn signal lever is pulled after car is turned off, main headlights will come on for a short time. The time is configurable through Tech II (20-50 sec; default 30).

Front marker lights on when car in reverse (on/off)
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Ok, thanks for all the info.....how do you just turn on the "city lights"......I thought maybe they would come on when the switch is just in the parking position......but my headlights turn on when the parking lights are on
Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you just pull the daytime running light fuse on the NG900/OG9-3s? I know this was the case on my ng900 but was NOT the case on my 9-5 with HIDs (had to have it TechII'd).
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you just pull the daytime running light fuse on the NG900/OG9-3s? I know this was the case on my ng900 but was NOT the case on my 9-5 with HIDs (had to have it TechII'd).
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that fuse / DRL setting only affects having the DRLs on with the headlamp selector switch in the OFF position. I'm pretty sure I had to get some tech-II magic worked on mine before I could do it. Or maybe that was just so I could have fogs and parking lights. I really can't remember now :-/

It's worth a shot!
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you just pull the daytime running light fuse on the NG900/OG9-3s? I know this was the case on my ng900 but was NOT the case on my 9-5 with HIDs (had to have it TechII'd).
On a OG 9-3, if you have the normal US bullshit setting on there -
If you pull the DRL fuse, your headlights will be on all the time EXCEPT when the switch is OFF. Your foglights will ONLY work when the headlight switch is ON and high beams are OFF.

In the Tech2 there are a few settings, and the headlights and foglights can be programmed differently of each other.
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Looks like I have the *US* setting as well.....but now a new problem, I have no high beam on the drivers side.....but the bulbs are brand bew, had the same problem with the old bulbs as well.....looks like I get th chase down wires.......nice
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